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“Great Food, Great Service, Reasonably Priced”
Review of Da Charlie

Da Charlie
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 20 - USD 47
Cuisines: Italian, Steakhouse, Soups
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Description: In the warm and intimate atmosphere of this lovely restourant,you will taste the traditional dishes of the Roman cuisine along whith the specials: delicious hot soups and an excellent quality stake.
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Elegant and modern/with a hint of rustic. The waiter speaks very good English. Water is normal with gas added to it. I was offered bruschetta with the families own olive oil. Definitely quality olive oil. The bruschetta was done perfectly as well. They don't have a printed menu rather a more personal touch of explaining what is given for that day. I had a white ragout with pork and beef (Northern Italian style). The spaghetti was fresh. Exquisitely done with a sprig of rosemary. The wine is local and very well placed with the ragout. To finish it off I had a chocolate cake with a pear sauce. All the deserts are made in house as well. The pear sauce is sweetened from its own sugar. The whole desert is perfectly balanced. The service was spot on and quick for italian standard. The price was very reasonable with everything coming under 20 Euro. If having dinner at night call ahead for reservations. Great locale and one not to be missed.

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Thank Michael C
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

We live locally, in Genzano, and have our favourite local places to eat so it was really great to have something different, yet still very typical during a rare trip to Albano. Our antipasto misto was delicious - particularly the hard cheese, salami type sausage and an interesting twist on shredded red cabbage with parmesan all dressed with their excellent home produced olive oil (which made the bruschette even more yummy) All the elements were full of flavour (were they raisins or little grapes?) and the patate cacio e pepe (big crisps covered in pepper and parmesan) - well if Walkers could catch that in a bag..! We couldn't decide between the two pasta dishes so ordered one of each - the big ravioli were delicious and I just wish I could work out how the tomatoes still had so much flavour but my favourite was the fettuccine con ragu bianco - without tomatoes the meat had so much flavour. Success of the food most likely down to freshly sourced, local ingredients wonderfully prepared/cooked. The staff were friendly, courteous and clearly spoke English well but were happy to indulge our attempts in Italian. And as for the amaro we had with the coffee..so used to just saying two avernas please and concerned we were going to get Fernet but so impressed with Braulio that we are going to look out for it in the shops.

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1  Thank Fiji12345
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We are walking from Rome to Brindisi and after the first leg from Rome to Gandolfo we were pretty well stuffed and wanted to eat close to our accommodation.
We found this place through TripAdvisor.
Turned up just after opening and we were welcomed immediately. I can't remember the hosts name but he was very helpful and friendly.
We ordered a tasting plate of cheeses, pork cheek, vegetables etc. What a great start. All of the choices on the plate tasted incredible. You really have to have the pork cheeks at some stage in your meal here.
We then both ordered pasta with different flavours. Both of us were very impressed with the freshness and flavour.
Accompanying our meal was a half litre of house red wine. Lovely to sip with our meal.
Couldn't do desert as by this time we needed to sleep but I'm sure that it also would have been done well.
The interior Decor is homely and inviting. Plenty of space between tables and as noted in our conversation everything was clean. Even the bookshelves with books, oddments and wine had no dust on and around them.
The owner obviously takes great pride in his business and it shows in the quality of the meal.

Thank Patraff
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

When in Albano don't miss this restaurant! The guy who runs the place is great! We were here with a group of 15 and shared platters of antipasti, primi plati and the t-bone steak! Everything was delicious and very very well cooked! Thank you!

Thank Timo B
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

The Roman Castles and Papal Villas can offer many traps; Il Panzotto is certainly not one of them. The eclectic, vintage dining rooms are small, and it is worth making a reservation. Although the food is nothing too exceptional or inventive, the little touches or twists breathe new life into traditional dishes. Combined with local, well-researched ingredients, the overall experience has continuously been a positive one. If you have an appetite, the mixed antipasti are worth a try, and do not miss the cacio e pepe handout potato crisps. The first course offerings change from season to season. If you are in the mood for pasta, think outside of the box (no to the gigantic 'ravioloni'), and ask if there is anything of the menu. The same goes for the mains. As a non-lover of desserts (I prefer steak to cake), I was particularly enthusiastic about several of the staples, including a salty yet sweet semifreddo made with peanuts. The catch, you ask? The presence of a menu....and pricing. The antipasto alone is a bit much, but worth it if this the first and possibly last time you will be visiting. The portions are typical of the area, and I would encourage sharing; you can always order a bit more. The owners are well versed in wine, but have a limited canteen, and I suggest something local. The friendly faces and enchanting atmosphere are a departure from the gimmicky checkered tablecloths found elsewhere. Overall, worth a try.

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Thank CuriousAesthete
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